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TIMELY REAL ESTATE GOSSIP i
Barring War. a Farm Value Boom
Could Be Predicted.
CROPS SEEM TO JUSTIFY IT
witk mn Kit f,i;;oni),on r
Prndorla, ThU tara Aarlrul
tnral Rrpntnllnn Xtnnd
Th extra ".T,iii0.Oi0 worth, of crops pro
duced In Xrlnavka this ymr will surely
produce nn echo In the dim real estate
market this fall nd witter, in the
nfinlon of the real entitle men. An active j
demand for farm real estJe Is expected I
to result. It could safely t predicted, tf'o
real estate men say. If It weve. not fur the
war In Kurope. There Is no question hut
that the lnnd that product crops la the
lnd In demand. The ground that pro
duces crops running In viiiue t,"7,Ci0,00j
ahead of the nverajce year of the stat
when many other states In the union are
drylnK up. is the land that. Is sure to be
in greatest demand.
The question then Is, Hinw much In
fluence will th" Kuropean war have in
the matter? True, there Is bo war In
America. There in no war on the farms
in America. America might seem to have
a larper world market for Its- products
when the res-t of the world la at war. But
this does not all work out according to
Money for Farms.
In the first place to. make real estate
transactions takes capital. To make
farm transactions takes a Vt of capital,
tt means that loans must le fairly easy.
The war, however, has no, tended to
make money especially easj. Loan com
panies are somewhat conservative about
letting out larRe sums of tnoney since
the hostilities In Europe stnrtcd.
Now then, to buy a Rood Nfbraska farm
of a half section about five miles from a
good little Nebraska town anywhere In
the best of the agricultural sections of
the state will cost the purchaser around
150.000, provided the place is well im
proved. That Is no mean sum and persons wish
ing" to go to farming do not usually walk
around with that sum in their vest pocket.
It means a big loan must be negoti
ated. It means a mortgann must be
executed. It means that some loan com
pany must carry the greauer part of
that farm on paper for a . good many
years. It is this carrying of property that
the companies are a little shy of Just
at present, until the war terror gets
shaken out of their systems.
It is not outside the range of possibil
ities, however, that the war might be
ended even before the snow flies, and
that loans would begin to loosen up. In
that case a period of boundless prosperity
for Americans Is looked for, and, neces
sarily, the demand for farms will go up
with a bound.
Hastings & Heyden have Introduced a
new feature Into real estate activities In
the not-unwelcome practice they have
established of giving a barbecue to tho
reaj estate men of the ' city on the spot
where they are platting ground. This is
on way to get the Crowd out all at once,
In splendid spirits, and where they can
all talk the tract' over and Interchange
opinions. It gets the real estate men
Interested in thre plat of ground and some
of them will buy who otherwise would
never get out to see the tract. Then, too,
the real estate men will keep the tract
In mind when they find a customer that
wants Just that kind of a pleoe of ground.
Iast Wednesday the firm entertained
nearly ISO real estate men at Benson
Gardens, a new tract of acre and half
acre pieces the company Is platting west
of the town of Benson. It Is the old Post
dairy farm of 4S0 acres. Already the firm
has platted out eighty acres of it and
many of the acre and half-acre tracts are
already sold. Much of It Is especially high,
commanding a magnificent view In all
directions. Paved and concreted roada
lead almost to tho edge of the tract, so
that by automobile it Is but a short spin
into the heart of the city.
Compliments tor Hotel.
Eastern traveling men and visitors from
the east In general are complimenting
Omaha highly on the appearanoe of the
new Fontenelle hotel now that It has
reached the point whore one can see
what It will look like when completed.
The general architectural plan is attract
ing universally favorable comment from
those who have some taste as to archi
Christie About A grain.
W. H. Christie, who was hurt In an
automobile wreck some months ago. is
able to be about again, although ho
walks with his crutches.
DEVELOWER OF HIGH CLASS
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ry . . " .71 1
rJj,") Vs VVl!"., Ill
mm is ahanee.to Sare From
$35.09 to $215.09 OH A imil GRADE PIANO
Tli ntxivr annoiiHceniml ln-oitKlit m many tomor ( our Morr llio
t k tluit wo have ! Mod to l oiitiniip tlu anlo. 1 li Inn lilrr- for
Mirh hl(ih gra.l. Ilanon were an ntti action that tlio kn.Ii couMn't rt-ist.
Come tomorrow ami wrlcrt a IMano f rtm our Ht of Iwriiniii.
This sale offers genuine, substantial, price-saving chances
to all shrewd and economical buyers. And when you buv
here, remember you get an iron clad guarantee, backed up by
Real Estate Men
Report Many Sales
Walter C. Harris purchased lot IS,
block 4, Osborne &. Hosick's addition.
Chris R. Franson purchased lot 6, block
6, Military addition. (200.
Charles F. White bought lot S. block 106.
Lisle fl. Hardy purchased 3215 Mander
son street, $1,100.
Ella M. King purchased lot 18. block
Glendale for $275.
If. A. Whitcomb purchased J23S Ohio
C. A. Bucknell, of Beatrice, purchased
lot 77, Benson acres, $1,100.
Charles W. Martin fc Co., who have
elghtsen houees under construction, ten
of which are sold, report aales as fol
lows: A. F. Lackey, a new house at Twenty
fourth street and Laurel avenue. Laurel
ton addition, $6, MO.
C W. Chestnut, a home In Belle Isle
addition, facing Miller park, $5,000.
Dr. H. F. Gerald of Crelghton Medical
college, a lot on Browne street. In Holly
wood addition, on which he is building a
F. t. Apple ton. Council Bluffs, house
at Nineteenth and Locust street.
Kountze place. $3.SH.
C. E. Nelson, lot on Crown Point ave
nue, Laurelton addition, to be Improved
for a home, $900.
A. Q. Hennlng. lot In Belle Isle addi
tion, fronting south on Crown Point ave
R, W. Fadden, two lots on Laurel ave
nue, Laurelton addition, $2,050.
Homard T. R. Judson. Midland Qlass
ana Paint company, lot in Belle Isle
addition, fronting on Miller park, $1,150.
Frank W. Powers, new stucco house In
E"ell Isle addition. M24 Crown Tolnt ave
Guy C. McKensle of the Corey-UcKeniie
Printing company, r.tw home in Sunset
addition, 4M5 Faraam street. $5,000.
I. U. Austin, lot in Hollywood, on
Browne street, on which a ow home
is being built. $300,
our good reputation of 55 years in the Piano business.
Choose from the World's Best Flakes-Pianos You All '.now
MANTELS HELP BEAUTIFY
Fireplace and Accessories Do Much
to Help Looks of Hanse.
COLOR SCHEME IS IMPORTANT
Should Match with General Vina
of I loom and Be bo Constructed
that It Will ot Smoke
I p House.
By R. K. SUNDKHLAM).
Fortunately for the hooie builder, the
thought of acccssoriee for the fireplace
may be dismissed until the house Is fin
ished and ready to be occupied; or at
least until the question of Interior deco
rations' and hangings must be taltcn up,
for there should be a right relation be
tween these features and the articlea
which stand upon the hearth.
Presuming that the fireplace (or man
tel) is one of actual beauty and In per
fect harmony with Its surroundings,
which result is easily realized now-a-daya
if thoughtful attention is given to
the subject, it is a simple, inexpensive)
matter to beautifully and appropriately
equip the hearth.
Personal reference and Individual taste
must naturally govern, to a considerable
extent, but there aro a few substantial
considerations worthy of note. In tho
first place we should enumerate the var
ious articles, which compose a complete
fireplace outfit. Then we might well cata
log the several types of kinds of mater
ials, designs and finishes that are avail
able in hearth, furniture. It Is not feas
ible to do this adequately in this brief
For-a gaa fireplace, it is only neces
sary to Install a gas log and a suitable
pair of andirons. Addition pieces are
superfluous, because admittedly not use
ful. A fender or railing may be very
properly used, but its purpose Is wholly
ornamental. Qas logs are now made in
many different patterns resembling dif
ferent kinds and shapes of actual logs.
They also vary mechanically, some be
ing "odorless." intended for use where
no vent of flue Is provided; some are
strictly curfuce burning snd are suitable
for use if the fireplace has a good flue.
Wood and coal burning flrplacos call
for more complete equipment. If prop
erlay constructed a scientifically correct
damper has been installed, with hand con
trol on the front of the fireplace. This
is one of the most important features
of any f lreplace, . f or "smoking" can only
be prevented by a properly designed
Then there Is usually placed In the
center of the back hearth floor an ash
dump, through which accummulatlons of
ashes may drop to the basement. This Is
a vary convenient arrangement.
A completely furnished hearth Includes
a portable basket grate, a pair of and
irons, a spark screen, a fender or foot
rail, a set of fire tools, Including brush
and a wood or coal holder. Other less
important articles are often used in ad
dition to tho regular outfit, but It is cer
tainly desirable to retain simplicity and
apparent usefulness ns the dominating
Idea in furnishing the hearth.
Much uncertainty exlots as to whether
black andirons, e. g. are proper to use on
a well ordered hearth. This may be
answered in the affirmative very posi
tively. It is decidedly correct to use either
black or darkly finished articles of hearth
To specify broadly just what should be
tised under certain circumstances would
be the . height of , folly, for Individual
taste muflt govern. It Is, however, im
portant to include the list of available
and distinctly creditable and correct
goods, those articles which are finished
in block or n the natural dark gray of
uncolored wrought Iron.
There are conditions under which brass
hearth furniture must be used In order
to harmonize with the surroundings.
There are also situations where bright
bruss would be entirely out of place.
Color Scheme linportaat.
What Is the color of the fireplace and
the woodwork Is It light or dark? Does
It stand in the shadow of windows St one
or both sides of the fireplace or in the
bright light from windows across the
room? Is the whole docoratlve scheme
bright or subdued? Is it desired to make
the whole fireplace outfit blend Into the
surroundings Inconspicuously or to make
It stand out as a distinct thing of beauty
a dominating feature of the room'
All of these tilings must be considered
in approaching the subject of furnishing
the hearth. The slse and design of
andirons Is another consideration.
Andirons are made in modern, colonial,
Elizabethan, Louis XVI and many other
"period" designs and, of course, the re
mainder of the hearth furniture should be
in the same design.
As to material and finish, fireplace ac
cessories are available In bright or brush
brass, burnt antique brass (either hand
hammered or plain), 6wedlli gray, verde
antique, art dull black and In numerous
It Is evident that there is plenty of op
portunity for the use of originality, taste
snd Judgment in the selection of furnish
ings for the hearth.
Stcger & Sons
Linderaan & Son
Schmoller & Mueller
Many other makes
A SAMPLE OF THE WAY PIANOS ARE PRICED
Bea Want Aos Are the Et Business
9SOO Xoe & Son I'prlKht, now 8150
fSSSO'Kwbj' & Kvann I pright, now 75
f27ft Hihlrmrr I'prtKht, now $100
$3 StORW & Vo. Upright, now SI 50
$4(K 1'iiicrson Upright, now S275
flHM) Schmoller & Mueller Upright, now. . .$150
Kstey Upright, now SI 00
$rWK Kteger & Hons Upright, now ....... SU7I
$275 Stone & Hon Upright, now S12T5
KM) Schmoller & Mueller Upright, now. -$1fS
$;(hi DuvN & sm I prlght, now 81 1175
IjUll.t Knierson I prlght, now SilDfl
KltHtrova Uptight, now g f)5
$400 Mehliii Upright, now SI 15
&-1 Knierson Cpright, now 3100
$H(M ieo. Stn k Jrand, now $250
$0 A. B. Chase irnl, now St?25
$1,000 Weber tlrand, now S650
MIKE HTOOL AND RCAKF WITH KVttHY NAXO.
Schmoller & Mueller Piano Co,
1311-1H FA UN AM 8TREET, OMAHA, Ni:U. KnUb. Ift5.
LUXUS MERCANTILE CO. :
Phone Douf. 1889 and Have a Case Sent Home,.
Few Suggestions for the New Home
Attractive Home on "Prettiest Mile" Road
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j"ir; co Room 1
j Does Your House Look Shabby? fl
Then Don't Beat It, But Paint It!
A good job of painting requires good paint, fair
weather conditions and a good painter. We supply the
good paint; the weather couldn't be better, and we are
in touch with the best painters. Aak us. '
Barker Bros. Paint Co.
1609 Faraam St.
" This attractlv. plan will readily appeal
to the prospective builder who Is looking
fnr a. .medium slsed and conveniently
arranged home. A small vestlbul. leads
from th front porrh to a delirhtful liv
ing room extending across the., entire)
sido of the house. Large casod openings
separate this room and the sun parlor
from the dining room, and all three ats
finiuh.il in rvalc. The entire plan l re
markable because good use Is made of
every square Inch 'of space.
On the first floor a hall always rather
useless In a email house, is dispensed
with, and on the second floor tho neces
sary hall area is reduced to a minimum.
The central location of the bath' room.
which Is equally accessible rrom the
stairs and three bedrooms, is al worthy
f r,! On this floor the houeewifes
interest will be won by the (-specially
generous and well lighted closets.
m,i. nian ta from the offices of Kverett
8. Podds, H2-13-H-15 Faxton block, Omaha.
He will be Bind to furnish further infor
mation upon request.
Beginning Tuesday the Kconomio league
will reesume its r(?ulBr meetings on
the f!ri-t and third Tuesdays of erh
month. Hon. N. P. Podge, Jr.. will Bd
drtss the first assembly on legislation,
following which will be a general dis
cussion. , All meetings will start promptly at S
p. n-. and will be held In the Pioneers"
room in the Douglas county building
Wonderful C'oasjh Hrinedy.
Mr. D. ri- Lawson of Kdlson, Tenn.,
writes: "Dr. King's New Discovery Is a
most wonderful rough, cold and lung
medicine." 60c and U.0O. .All druggists.
BURBANK COMES TO
MAKE HIS HOME HERE
W. R. Burbank of New York, manager
of the new Fontenolle hotel now being
built In Omaha, arrived In Omaha during
th. week to establish permanent ruad-
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ill ii'i'i'i. I mnj'fn,!, i' ' ' 1HWWI-". 4
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quarters here. He will likely establish
his headqiiHitnrs In the Brandcls theater
building, whlili will put lilin near tlie
new hotel while the building is being
finished Inside. He has been spending a
great deal of time buying furniture In the
enst recently. He plana to fit out the
hotel with tho choicest furnishings.
TWWiil'flBfl n ' f I Ml' ,m ' lu J wt Jea) jj tut vjsrg-sa
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"'SEPARATE LOCKID ROOMS
STORAGE IVAN CO.
1QTM AND JACKSON STS,
Tel. Douglas 288
SEPARATE LOCKED ROOMS.
STEAM HEATED THROUGHOUT.
Let Us Move. Pack, Store or Ship Your
If you w int nb
solute s ecurlty.
If you ar deHlr-.
ous of getting an unexcelled Service, .
If you wnnt your goods inovJ or p.ck Hi sa.fe
ly. If you wish your goods shipped" to your
advantage, men lei us taae run marge.
Our rates are moderate, our service of high quality. Our speclitl repre-,
sentattv will he glad to call and glre you full Information without, charge.
Hepnrate locked rooms, heatsd piano rooms, silver vault, etc.
OMAHA VAN & STORAGE CO.
806-818 South Sixteenth St.
ii in ink
E. J. EBavis
1212 Far nam
PHONE DOUOLAS 353
Everett S. Dodds
612 Paxton Block;
asantMBanr niti nu quasi
' vr A W x SFB r m W VI n A W a rtvt Ik.
IDEAL CEMENT STONE CO.
1 TOO-10 Coming RlreM. Phone Sooglas 44a&.
spc8fy HY-TEX EJtlGK
Call and se the
fceuU(ul New. Colors
I1YDBAULIC PRESS BRICK COMPANY. 1302 W. 0. W.
Customers will not
hunt for you
Only when your location Is right and easy of
access, will they look you up.
Otherwise, they go to the man who ia mora
THE BEE BUILDING
(The building that is always new )
Is Well Known and Well Located
EASY TO FIND
OFFICE ROOM 10.